Our community is made up of brilliant artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, but many of them are also dedicated parents and so we asked them an in port at question: If you are a parent, what do you think is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on your children?

Mike Rux | Digital Marketing Agency Owner & Operator

The most important thing I have don as a parent is give my children a solid home. When I say solid home, I am talking about the foundation and the environment. They need to feel secure and happy. I have worked hard with my wife to create a safe environment for our kids & make our house a home. We live by example the best we can, and show our children love by creating a peaceful environment. By creating a peaceful and safe environment, our kids have been impacted greatly. I have an 8 and 13 year old. They both are being the kids they need to be & are not forced to grow up as quickly as I had to. I learned from my childhood, that self discipline and leading by example has the greatest reward for inner growth. Read more>>

Kathia Rodriguez | Balloon & Event Decorator

As a parent I think one of the most important things I’ve done is to teach and show my daughter the importance of hard work amc dedication. And it’s through hard work and dedication that our dreams become a reality. Read more>>

Grace Norton | Lactation Consultant and Founder of Pure Milk Mom

The most important impact I’ve made for my children, and will continue to make, is taking the time to experience life with them. I never knew truly satisfying work until I became a mother. Being thrust into the role of keeper, as each mother is, to take charge over my sons’ lives so that they can become good men, strong stewards, and responsible Americans was a heartening yet challenging duty which I felt compelled and blessed to meet the moment I learned I was first pregnant. Read more>>

Becca Fernandez | Photographer

Growing up, I was always extremely self-conscious, and very critical of my appearances, and particularly my body. I am trying really hard to rewire my own thinking, and to learn to see my own beauty, in the hopes that my daughter can have a leg up, and see her own beauty from the start. That has always been my goal with photography, to help others see their own beauty. Read more>>

William Johnston | Real Estate Developer

My wife and I talk about the importance of making a positive impact on your community through hard work, honest and humility with our kids all the time. Our goal is for them to learn and realize that success isn’t always measured in bank account balances, but in how you treat others and how others view you. Read more>>